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Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor. Because the image has been reassembled in PhotoShop from two separate images there is a vertical line running down the center of the article. The article features an image of England standing outside of Dallas City Hall.
Date: November 17, 1991
Creator: Kretz, Steffen
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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England vs. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas

Description: Personal recollections of Mica England about her experience filing a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor. The text and images were captured from a webpage. Images of England, members of The Dallas Way board of directors, Dallas Police Chief Lupe Valdez, and Dallas Police Major Barbara Hobbs are embedded in the text.
Date: May 10, 2015
Creator: England, Mica & Williams, Paul J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Excerpt from Uncommon Heroes about Mica England]

Description: An excerpt from Uncommon Heroes: A Celebration of Heroes and Role Models for Lesbian and Gay Americans about gay rights activist Mica England who sued the Dallas Police Department after they would not hire her because she was a lesbian.
Date: 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Judge Overturns Dallas Police Ban on Homosexuals

Description: Newspaper article about the final judgment in England v. The City of Dallas, Mack Vines, and the State of Texas. The article explains that District Judge Larry Fuller ruled that Texas Penal Code §21.06 was unenforceable as a condition of employment with the Dallas Police Department (DPD) and enjoined the DPD to stop discriminating against homosexual applicants.
Date: February 4, 1992
Creator: Drago, Mike
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Lesbian Settles Suit For Bias in Dallas

Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor.
Date: September 16, 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Mica Stands Up - and Pays the Price

Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor.
Date: May 4, 1992
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Oologah Grad Becomes Reluctant Gay-Rights Champion

Description: Newspaper article about Mica England who filed a lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department after they refused to hire her because she was a lesbian and admitted to having broken Texas Penal Code §21.06, which made sexual acts between same sex couples a misdemeanor.
Date: April 26, 1992
Creator: McDonald, Mark
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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